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FEB 28 MAR 1 GOODBYE BONAIRE HELLO CURACAO

From One Dutch World to Another

semi-overcast 27 °C

LAST DAY ON BONAIRE
Don and I catch a water taxi that takes us over to KLEIN Bonaire and we spend the day ssnorkelling. On our first drift we get ambitious and try to round a rocky point but the waves and current pick up and we realize there is no safe place to land, so we have to backtrack against the current and waves. It turns out to be a lot more difficult than going with the tide but we finally find a p,ace we can get to shoreand then walk a couple of kilometres over coral shale to get back to where we started. We round the corner and do another drift. It's amazing how immersed one can get in the underwater world. We head back, find our favorite gelato shop, and return hom for dinner and enjoying the last night on Bonaire. It's been a good time here.

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OUR LAST EVENING ON BONAIRE

HELLO CURACAO
A 25 minute plane ride and we are in Curacao. We have arranged to rent a car here, and a young couple pick us up and take us to our rental home where our rental car is waiting. The young couple are charming. The woman is originally from Surinam but brought up in The Hague in Holland, and recently returned to Surinam and fell in love with the jungles there, and is returning with her Curacao boyfriend and setting up a bubble juice business there. She was so excited, she had us sold on coming to Surinam for our next travels. When we get the car, there are no papers to sign, no credit cards required to guarantee payment, we can pay when they pick us up to take us back to the airport. I guess they figure we can't take the car anywhere but it sure is different than back home.

Our accodation is much more upscale than we have had before, and we have a great view, but now need to drive everywhere, rather than wak. We scout the neighbourhood, find a supermarket, with all the product info and signs in Dutch, or Papiementu, both of which leave us guessing what half of the things are that we are buying. Here are some photos of our digs. Its a curious place. Some very high end planning but then there is only hot water in my jacuzzi tu not inthe showers. The TV has a million channels and we can watch pretty much anything - Canadian, British, Iranian, Russian, Indian, Brazilian. You choose a country we can watch it. Unfortunately, other than the novelty of tuning in to el jazzera, or practicing our Dutch by watching an English show with subtitles we have other things to do that I terest us more.

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OUR HOME OUR VIEW

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OUR LIVING AND KITCHEN OPENING TO THE POOL

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EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MY BEDROOM

Posted by RDILL 19:27 Archived in Curaçao

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